There’s something about a piece of Seared Salmon on a plate that screams light, nutritious, and sophisticated all at the same time. It also seems to be a favorite among us girls. Maybe for all the descriptions above.
Salmon is a good choice for many dishes where minimal cooking is required. Learning how to properly sear a salmon fillet is the start to many quick and easy meals. Just pop it on top of a salad, or serve it beside a fancy pilaf or risotto or plain steamed broccoli. The salmon will always be the star.
This salmon has an asian flavor profile. I used good old salt and pepper with sesame oil, a little soy sauce and a touch of honey. It is then served on a sugar snap pea puree’ and garnished with quartered boiled eggs, chives and sprouts. You can do all or none. whatever suits your fancy or whatever you have on hand.
After prepping the salmon, it all goes pretty fast after that. so have your sides or salad ready to plate.
Try grilling some this summer and pair with light puree’s of any summer vegetable lightly seasoned. This dish is best served hot, warm or cold.
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Seared Salmon with Snap Pea Puree'
- 4 portions Salmon fillets
- 4 boiled eggs (optional)
- 1/2 lb sugar snap peas
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 4 tsp honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ cup chicken broth
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Prep the salmon by rinsing and drying of the fish.
Salt and pepper the fish on both sides. Then coat each fillet with 1 tsp of the honey, and a drizzle of sesame oil.
Prepare the Peas
Take off any strings from the peas. Heat a medium skillet on medium high heat with olive oil. Add peas. Smash garlic clove and add to peas. Cook for only 2- 3 minutes. Add to a blender with chicken broth. (don't forget the garlic clove) Blend until very smooth. If the puree' is too thick add a little water at a time until the puree pours easily. Set aside.
Use the same pan, heat to a medium heat and add the sesame oil. When the oil is shimmering in the pan, add fillets flat side down. Cook for 5 minutes on each side. A nice caramelized crust should form on both sides.
Pour a shallow amount of puree onto dish. Place salmon on top.
If using eggs, cut into quarters and add to plate.
Garnish as desired.